Globe thistle
Thistle This"tle, n. [OE. thistil, AS. [thorn]istel; akin to D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. [thorn]istill, Sw. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.) Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those of the genera {Cnicus}, {Craduus}, and {Onopordon}. The name is often also applied to other prickly plants. [1913 Webster]

{Blessed thistle}, {Carduus benedictus}, so named because it was formerly considered an antidote to the bite of venomous creatures.

{Bull thistle}, {Cnicus lanceolatus}, the common large thistle of neglected pastures.

{Canada thistle}, {Cnicus arvensis}, a native of Europe, but introduced into the United States from Canada.

{Cotton thistle}, {Onopordon Acanthium}.

{Fuller's thistle}, the teasel.

{Globe thistle}, {Melon thistle}, etc. See under {Globe}, {Melon}, etc.

{Pine thistle}, {Atractylis gummifera}, a native of the Mediterranean region. A vicid gum resin flows from the involucre.

{Scotch thistle}, either the cotton thistle, or the musk thistle, or the spear thistle; -- all used national emblems of Scotland.

{Sow thistle}, {Sonchus oleraceus}.

{Spear thistle}. Same as {Bull thistle}.

{Star thistle}, a species of {Centaurea}. See {Centaurea}.

{Torch thistle}, a candelabra-shaped plant of the genus Cereus. See {Cereus}.

{Yellow thistle}, {Cincus horridulus}. [1913 Webster]

{Thistle bird} (Zo["o]l.), the American goldfinch, or yellow-bird ({Spinus tristis}); -- so called on account of its feeding on the seeds of thistles. See Illust. under {Goldfinch}.

{Thistle butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), a handsomely colored American butterfly ({Vanessa cardui}) whose larva feeds upon thistles; -- called also {painted lady}.

{Thistle cock} (Zo["o]l.), the corn bunting ({Emberiza militaria}). [Prov. Eng.]

{Thistle crown}, a gold coin of England of the reign of James I., worth four shillings.

{Thistle finch} (Zo["o]l.), the goldfinch; -- so called from its fondness for thistle seeds. [Prov. Eng.]

{Thistle funnel}, a funnel having a bulging body and flaring mouth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Globe thistle — Globe Globe (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • globe thistle — žydrasis bandrenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Echinops ritro), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietryčių Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinops ritro angl. globe thistle; scaly ballthistle vok. schuppige… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • globe thistle — bandrenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Echinops). atitikmenys: lot. Echinops angl. globe thistle vok. Kugeldistel rus. мордовник lenk. przegorzan …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • globe thistle — noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Echinops) of widely cultivated Asian and Mediterranean composite herbs with spiky globose blue or white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • globe thistle — any of various Old World, thistlelike, composite plants of the genus Echinops, having dense heads of tubular blue or white flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • globe thistle — /gloʊb ˈθɪsəl/ (say glohb thisuhl) noun 1. a coarse perennial herb, Echinops sphaerocephalus, family Compositae, with spherical heads of blue, one flowered capitula; native to central and southern Europe and western Asia. 2. a related species, E …   Australian English dictionary

  • globe thistle — noun any of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowers • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Echinops, ↑genus Echinops …   Useful english dictionary

  • East Indian globe-thistle — indinė gaublenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Sphaeranthus indicus), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sphaeranthus indicus angl. East Indian globe thistle; Indian sphaeranthus …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian globe thistle — tikrasis bandrenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Echinops echinatus), paplitęs Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinops echinatus angl. Indian globe thistle šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2009 …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • great globe thistle — apskritagalvis bandrenis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Echinops sphaerocephalus angl. great globe thistle vok. blaue Kugeldistel; große Kugeldistel; rundköpfige Kugeldistel rus. ежовник мордовник; мордовник круглоголовый; мордовник …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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